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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable w/Phono/USB

Pro-jects wonderful upgraded entry level turntable is now available with built in phono stage and USB output for recording to your computer.



The Audiophile's USB turntable! Transfer your treasured vinyl records to any digital file format with audiophile sound quality using Pro-Ject's new Debut Carbon USB turntable. Project's legendary Debut Carbon is now available in a new configuration designed for the "digital age". Fitted with an onboard moving magnet phono preamplifier, A/D converter and USB output, this remarkable turntable is capable of performing the digitalization of analog signals for recording direct to you computer via a USB interface and suitable music recording software (not included*). High-fidelity audio is ensured by Pro-Ject's use of dual-mono low-noise preamplifier circuitry, accurate RIAA equalization and the exceptional performance of the Debut Carbon's carbon fiber Tonearm, Ortofon OM 10E phono cartridge and low-noise drive mechanism. The Debut Carbon USB is a music lovers dream providing the ability to enjoy your favorite records via portable digital playback, computer network or server based media systems. *Compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems. The Debut Carbon USB is available in a high-gloss black finish and a full-sized dustcover is included


A silent running AC motor with two-step metal pulley drives the hub and platter via a flat-ground belt

The medium density fiber plinth uses four "O-Ring" shock absorbing feet

Drive motor is decoupled from the plinth by a Sorbothane suspension to reduce vibration transmission

The nearly four pound sheet-steel sandwiched platter provides excellent speed stability and protects records with a felt matA precision chrome-plated stainless-steel axle couples the platter to a polished ball bearing in a brass housing for low resistance and ultra-quiet rotation

An external power supply reduces the chance of electro-mechanical interference


Both the 8.6 inch tonearm and fixed headshell are constructed from a single piece of carbon fiber for superior rigidity and low resonance

Inverted horizontal bearings consist of two hardened stainless-steel points resting on sapphire pads for outstanding tonearm stability and tracking capability

A flexible counterweight shaft avoids undesirable vibrations from occurring

Adjustment of needle azimuth is easily accomplished by a single-screw adjustment

Internal tonearm wiring is of high-purity copper and terminated directly to gold-plated sockets at both the headshell and phono jacks for low-noise signal transmission

Detachable RCA Phono Jacks allow for use of premium interconnect cables

A supplied 3.5mm jack can be used to connect the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon USB to any line level/auxiliary input such as a computer, MIDI system, mixer, etc


Speed 33, 45 rpm
Drive Principle Belt Drive
Mains Bearing Stainless Steel
Phono Cartridge Ortofon OM 10E
Sorbothane-Damped Motor Suspension Yes
Tonearm Pro-Ject 8.6 carbon
Platter 300mm diameter steel with felt mat
Effective Tonearm Length 8.6" (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 6g
Overhang 18.5mm
Tracking Force 10 - 30mN
Speed Variance ±0.55%
Wow & Flutter ±0.10%

Power Supply 16V / 500mA AC, Outboard

Dust Cover Supplied

Phono Preamp / A/D Section
Noise Floor -88dB
THD 0.005%
Input Impedance 47k ohms / 100pf
Power Consumption 16V / 40mA AC
Gain 32dB
Output Voltage 160mV / 1kHz at 4mV/1kHz
RIAA EQ Curve Accuracy 20Hz - 20kHz, >0.5dB
USB Output Digital Serial Data Protocol USB 1.1
USB Connection Guide MAC OSX (PDF)
Windows (PDF)
Dimensions (WHD) 16.4 x 6.3 x 12.6 in., 415 x 118 x 320 mm (cover closed)
Weight 15lbs., 6.7kg
Finish High-Gloss Black